Saline man receives suspended jail sentence, probation for fighting police on Christmas Day
Courtesy of the Saline Police Department
The Saline man who fought with police after being pulled over for drunken driving on Christmas Day was sentenced to 93 days in jail, which he will not have to serve if he pays his probation fines, according to court officials.
In addition to the suspended jail sentence, John Craigmile was ordered to 18 months of probation by Judge Donald Shelton in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Monday.
In April, Craigmile pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer, operating while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. Charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and a second assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer charge were dismissed in a plea deal.
Craigmile fought with police in the early hours of Dec. 25 after a traffic stop on the 200 block of McKay Street. Saline police suspected he was drunk when they pulled him over. Craigmile threw punches and used one of the officer’s flashlights as a weapon.
Police eventually released a video of the incident.